Wendy Knapp Pogozelski


Professor
Department of Chemistry
Geneseo, NY 14454
(585)245-5453
pogozels@geneseo.edu

Education
B.S., Chatham University

Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University
Post-doc, Naval Research Laboratory

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RESEARCH INTERESTS
DNA chemistry, mechanisms of DNA damage, radiation chemistry, biochemical effects of radiation, mitochondrial DNA, development of methods to measure DNA damage, molecular basis of cancer predisposition syndromes, DNA computing

TEACHING INTERESTS
new ways to teach metabolism, development of new quantitative biochemistry experiments, incorporation of demonstrations into lectures

PUBLICATIONS

W.K. Pogozelski, L. Fletcher, C. Cassar, I.A. Trounce and C.A. Pinkert, The mitochondrial genome sequence of Mus terricolor: Comparison with Mus musculus domesticus and implications for xenomitochondrial mouse modeling, Gene, 2008, 418(1,2), 27-33.

W.K. Pogozelski, S.F.Priore, M.P. Bernard, A.J.Macula, "Experimental Validation of DNA Sequences for DNA Computing: Use of a SYBR Green Assay", Lecture Notes in Computer Science, DNA 11 , 2006, 3892, 248-256.

A.G.D'yachokov, A.J. Macula, W.K.Pogozelski, T.E.Renz, V.VRykov, D.C.Torney, "New t-Gap Insertion-Deletion-Like Metrics for DNA hYbrdization Thermodynamic Modeling", J. Comput. Biol. 2006, 13(4), 866-881.

W.K.Pogozelski, S.F.Priore, N.Arpaia, "The Metabolic Effects of Low-Carbohydrate Diets and Incorporation into a Biochemistry Course", Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2005, 33(2), 91-100.

A.Macula, A.D'yachkov, W.K.Pogozelski, et al., "An Insertion-Deletion Like Metric with Application to DNA Hybridization Thermodynamic Modeling"", Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2005, 3384, 90-103.

I.A.Trounce, M.McKenzie, C.A.Cassar, C.A. Ingraham, C.A.Lerner, D.A. Dunn, C.L. Donegan, K. Takeda, W.K. Pogozelski, R.L. Howell and C.A. Pinkert, "Development and Initial Characterization of Xenomitochondrial Mice: Mitochondria and Neuroprotection - In Memory of Albert L. Lehninger" J. Bioenerg. Biomembr. 2004, 36(4) 421-427.

W.K.Pogozelski, M.Bernard, A.Macula, "DNA Code Validation Using Experimental Fluorescence Measurements and Theoretical Thermodynamics Calculations", USAF Technical Report, AFRL-IF-RS, http://stinet.dtic.mil, 2004.

W.K. Pogozelski, C.F.Woeller, C.J.C.Hamel, S.Zullo, N.Fischel-Ghodsia, W.Jackson and W.F. Blakely, "Quantification of Total Mitochondrial DNA and the 4977-bp Common Deletion in Pearson's Syndrome Lymphoblasts using a Fluorogenic 5'-nuclease (TaqMan)-real-time PCR Assay and Plasmid External Calibration Standards", Mitochondrion, 2003, 2, 415-427.

M.H. Irwin, W.K. Pogozelski, and C.A. Pinkert, "PCR Optimization for Detection of Transgene Integration"2nd edition, Chapter 18 of Techniques for Transgenic Analysis: A Laboratory Handbook, C.A Pinkert, ed., New York: Academic Press, 2002.

A.E. Director-Myska, W.K.Pogozelski, C.E. Hamel, S.Zullo, W.F. Blakely, "Multiplexing of Mitochondrial DNA Deletion Quantification with the 5'-Fluorogenic Exonuclease Assay", Environ Mol Mutagen. 2001, 37(2), 147-154.

 W.K. Pogozelski, M.A. Xapsos and W.F. Blakely, "Quantitative assessment of multiply damaged sites in mechanisms of DNA strand break formation by Co-60 gamma rays and fission neutrons", Radiation Research 1999, 151(4), 442-448.

B. Balasubramanian, W.K. Pogozelski, T.D. Tullius, "DNA strand breaking by the hydroxyl radical is governed by the accessible surface areas of the hydrogen atoms of the DNA backbone." Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (USA) 1998, 95(17), 9738-9743.

W. K. Pogozelski and T.D. Tullius, "Oxidative strand scission of nucleic acids: Routes initiated by hydrogen abstraction from the sugar moiety" Chemical Reviews, 1998, 98(3), 1089-1107.

S.E. Shadle; D.F. Allen; H.Guo; W.K. Pogozelski; J.S. Bashkin and T.D. Tullius, "Quantitative analysis of electrophoresis data: novel curve fitting methodology and its application to the determination of a protein-DNA binding constant" Nucleic Acids Res. 1997, 25, 850-860.

M.A. Xapsos and W.K. Pogozelski, "Modeling the yield of a -double-strand breaks due to multiply damaged site formation in irradiated plasmid DNA", Radiation Research, 1996, 146, 669-673.

W.K. Pogozelski, T.J. McNeese and T.D. Tullius, "What species is responsible for strand scission in the reaction of [Fe(EDTA)]2- and H2O2 with DNA?" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1995, 117, 6428-6433.

GRANTS AND AWARDS

Chatham University Cornerstone Science Alumna Award, 2008
State Unverstity of New York Research Foundation Award for Research and Scholarly Work, 2006
Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, 2005
Geneseo Alumni Association Professor, 2004-present (3-year term)
NSF Undergraduate BioMath Grant (with G.Hartvigsen, C.Leary, A.Macula), 2004-present
NSF-MRI Grant, Acquisition of an Automated DNA Sequencer, 2004-present
Air Force Research Lab Award, 2004
Merck/AAAS Undergraduate Research Grant (with E.Helms, J.Lewis, I.Bosch), 2003 - present
AFRL Grant (with A.Macula), 2003 - 2004
NSF- CCLI Grant (with L.Jin), 2002 - 2004
Hurrell-McNaron Travel Award, 2002
Council on Undergraduate Research Summer Research Award, 2002
Council on Undergraduate Research "Posters on the Hill" Program, 2002, 2004
Radiation Damage Young Investigator Award, 2001
Drescher Leave Award, 2001
Research Corporation College Cottrell Grant, 1999-2001

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences,1999-2000
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Travel Award for
    Undergraduate Professors,1998
Geneseo Research Development Award, 1998
Geneseo Presidential Summer Fellowship, 1997
Professional Development Award, 2001
Radiation Research Society Travel Award, 1996
Office of Naval Research Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 1994-1996
American Institute of Chemists College Award, 1988
Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh College Chemistry Award, 1987

STUDENT AWARDS

N.Arpaia, 2nd place, Undergraduate Research Sympoisum, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2005.
J.Senfield, Merck/AAAS Scholar Presentation Award for AAAS Meeting, 2004.
J.Senfield, 2nd place, Tri-beta Undergraduate Research Symposium, 2004.
M.Bernard, CUR "Posters on the Hill", April 2004.
B. Lipa, 2nd place,Undergraduate Research Symposium at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, October 2002.
T. Chapman, CUR "Posters on the Hill" Program, April 2002.

C. Griffith, 1st place, Undergraduate Research Symposium at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, October 2001.
J.Schneider, Research Award, Rochester Academy of Sciences, 1997.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Nutrition and Metabolism Society
American Chemical Society

Radiation Research Society
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Mitochondria Research Society
Council on Undergraduate Research

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS - National and International

W.K. Pogozelski, Mary Makowske, Richard D.Feinmann, Using Low-Carbohydrate Diet to Teach Metabolic Pathways to Undergraduate and Medical Students, (poste)r Experimental Biology 2008.

S. Vrooman and W.K. Pogozelski, Radiation Effects of Levels of Total Mitochondrial DNA and DNA Bearing the 4977-bp Common Deletion in a Pearson's Syndrome Pedigree (poster), Experimental Biology, 2008.

C.Waters, A.J. Macula and W.K. Pogozelski, A DNA Combinatorial Library of 258 Strand Combinations for DNA Computing, (poster)Experimental Biology 2008.

W.K. Pogozelski, C. Schiano, C. Waters and A. Macula, Creation of Combinatorial DNA Libraries for DNA Computing, Experimental Biology 2007, Washington, DC, 2007. (poster)

W.K. Pogozelski, L. Wood, A. Ray, A.J. Macula, Detection of Cross-Hybridization in Large Pools of DNA Using SYBR Green I, Experimental Biology 2007, Washington, DC, 2007. (poster)

W.K. Pogozelski, M.M. Miller, J.L.Gucwa, R.O'Donnell, A Radiation Dose-Dependent Increase in the 4977-bp Common Deletion in Mitochondrial DNA in Respiration-Deficient Pearson's Syndrome Lymphoblasts, Experimental Biology 2007, Washington, DC, 2007. (poster)

W.K. Pogozelski, A Course in DNA for Mathematicians, Joint meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America, New Orleans, LA, 2007 (talk)

W.K. Pogozelski, Reactive Oxygen Species in the Mitochondria , Joint meeting of the Radiation Research Society and American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology, Philadelphia, PA, 2006 (invited talk)

W.K. Pogozelski , N. Arpaia, S.Rummel, J.Senfield, J. Patel, M. Bernard, R. O’Donnell, Radiation-induced increase in the 4977-bp ‘common deletion’ in human mitochondrial DNA in lymphoblast and fibroblast cells, Mitochondria 2006, Atlanta, GA 2006 (poster).

N. Arpaia , R. O’Donnell, W.K.Pogozelski, Radiation-induced increase in the 4977-bp ‘common deletion’ in human mitochondrial DNA in lymphoblast and fibroblast cells, Experimental Biology 2006 (umbrella meeting of the ASBMB), San Francisco, CA, 2006 (poster presented by N.Arpaia).

S.F. Priore , A. Macula, W.K. Pogozelski, Molecular Computing: Initial Steps Toward Creating a DNA Cominatorial Library, Expeirmental Biology 2006 (umbrella meeting of the ASBMB), San Francisco, CA 2006 (poster presented by S.Priore)

W.K. Pogozelski, Why is the Mitochondrion Important as a Radiation Target? - Opening presentation of the Symposium on Mitochondrial Effects, Annual Meeting of the Radiation Research Society, Denver, CO 2005, (invited talk).

W.K. Pogozelski, M.P. Bernard, S.F. Priore, A.J. Macula, Experimental Validation of DNA Sequences for DNA Computing: Use of a SYBR Green Assay, DNA11 International Meeting, London, Ontario, Canada, 2005, (poster).

W.K. Pogozelski, S.F. Priore, M.P. Bernard, A.J. Macula, Validation of DNA Sequences for DNA-Based Computing Using SYBR Green Fluorescence and Thermodynamic Calculations, Conversations in Biomolecular Sterodynamics International Meeting, Albany, NY, 2005, (poster)

W.K. Pogozelski, H.Z. Hill, W.F. Blakely, J.Patel, N.Arpaia, S.O.Rummel, J.J.Senfield, M.P.Bernard, R.O'Donnell, Radiation-induced increase in the 4977-bp "common deletion" in human mitochondrial DNA in lymphoblast and fibroblast cells, Annual Meeting of the Radiation Research Society, Denver, CO, 2005, (poster).

J.J.Senfield, J.Patel, S.O.Rummel, R.O'Donnell, and W.K. Pogozelski, Real-time PCR Quantification of 5-kb Common Deletion Induced by Gamma Radiation, American Association for the Advancement of Science National Meeting, Washington, DC, 2005 (poster)

M. McKenzie, C.A. Cassar, C.A. Ingraham, C.A. Lerner, D.A. Dunn, C.L.Donegan, R.L. Howell, K. Takeda, W.K. Pogozelski, I.A. Trounce and C.A.Pinkert, Development and Initial Characterization of Xenomitochondrial Mice, Mitochondria and Neuroprotection Symposium, FL, 2004 (talk presented by C.A. Pinkert)

Pogozelski, W.K., Using Real-time PCR in the Biochemistry Curriculum and Undergraduate Research, Symposium on NSF-Catalyzed Changes to the Curriculum, American Chemical Society National Meeting, New York, NY, Sept. 2003. (talk)

Pogozelski, W.K., Cassar, C., Lipa, B. and Pinkert, C.A. Mitochondrial genomic sequences of Mus spretus, Mus dunni, and Mus Musculus Domesticus. Experimental Biology, 2003 (national meeting of APS), San Diego, CA (poster)

Pogozelski, W.K. Using Real-time PCR in an undergraduate biochemistry laboratory course. Experimental Biology 2003 (national meeting of ASBMB), San Diego, CA (poster)

Lipa, B. and Pogozelski, W.K., Real-time quantification of nuclear and mitochondrial DNA in cell lines derived from a family with elevated levels of the common deletion. (accepted for poster), Experimental Biology 2003 (national meeting of ASBMB), San Diego, CA (poster)

Pogozelski, W.K., Analysis of Radiation-Induced Changes to Mitochondrial DNA, Radiation Damage to DNA International Workshop, Nouan, France, September 2001 (talk.)

Pogozelski, W.K., Padalino, S.J., Geiger, D.K., Fletcher, K. and McLean, J. Radiation Research with Undergraduates at SUNY Geneseo, Radiation Research Symposium, American Chemical Society Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 2001. (talk)

Woeller, C. and Pogozelski, W.K. Analysis of Large-Scale Deletions in Mitochondrial DNA, Experimental Biology 2001, Orlando, FL, April 2001 (poster).

Pogozelski, W.K. Making Metabolism Digestible: Use of Songs and Fad Diets as Memory Aids, Experimental Biology 2001, Orlando, FL, April 2001 (poster)

Blakely, W.F.; Miller, A.C.; Pogozelski, W.K.; Hamel, C.J.C.; Prasanna, P.G.S.; Lukas, J.; Hornby, Z.D.; Escalada, N.E.; Zullo, S.J.; Merril, C.R. and Lofts, R.S., Further Studies on the use of the Fluorogenic 5'-Nuclease PCR Assay for Measurement of Radiation Responsive Nucleic Acid Molecular Biomarkers, 49th Annual Meeting of the Radiation Research Society, Albuquerque, NM, May 2000 (poster).

Blakely, W.F.; Prasanna, P.G.S.; Melnov, S.B.; Hamel, C.J.C.; Zullo, S.J.; Pogozelski, W.K.; Loats, H. and Lofts, R.S., Use of Cytogenetic and Molecular Biomarkers for Radiation Dose Assessment. 2nd International symposium on Chronic Radiation Exposure: Possibilities of Biological Indication, Chelyabinsk, Russian Federation, March 2000 (talk presented by W.F. Blakely).

Pogozelski, W.K.; Pilskalns, B.; Director-Myska, A. and Blakely, W.F. Development of Assays to Detect Mitochondrial DNA Deletions in Cancerous Fibroblasts and Bloom Syndrome Lymphocytes, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology National Meeting, San Francisco, CA May 1999 (poster).

Melnov, S.; Xullo, S.J.; Hamel, C.J.C.; Prasanna, P.G.S.; Pogozelski, W.K.; Fischel-Ghodsian, N.; Merril, C.R.; Lofts,R.S. and Blakely, W.F. Cytological Detection of the 4977-bp "Common" Mitochondrial DNA Deletion Using an In Situ Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay, Low Level Radiation Injury and Medical Countermeasures Meeting, Bethesda, MD, October 1999 (talk presented by W.F. Blakely).

Blakely, W.F.; Miller, A.C.; Pogozelski, W.K.; Hamel, C.J.C.; Prasanna, P.G.S.; Lukas, J.; Hornby, Z.D.; Dobson, M.E.; Zullo, S.J.; Merril, C.R. and Lofts, R.S. Nucleic Acid-Based Molecular Biomarkers for Diagnostic Biodosimetry Applications: Use of the Fluorogenic 5'-Nuclease PCR Assay, Low Level Radiation Injury and Medical Countermeasures Meeting, Bethesda, MD October 1999 (talk presented by W.F. Blakely).

Zullo, S.J.; Pogozelski, W.K.; Merril, C.R. Could the Common 4977-bp Human Mitochondrial DNA Deletion be the Result of an Active Enzymatic Process? NIH Research Festival, Bethesda, MD October 1999 (poster).

Melnov, S.; Zullo, S.J.; Hamel, C.J.C.; Prasanna, P.G.S.; Pogozelski, W.K.; Fischel-Ghodsian, N.; Merril, C.R. and Blakely, W.F. Cytological Detection of the 4977-bp "Common" Mitochondrial DNA Deletion Using an In Situ PCR Assay, NIH Research Festival, Bethesda, MD, October 1999 (poster).

Director-Myska, A.; Hamel, C.J.; Pogozelski, W.K.; Schneider, J.S.; Marcell, K.J.; Zullo, S.; Merril, C. and Blakely, W.F. Development of a Quantitative Assay for the Mitochondrial "Common" Deletion," Mitochondria: Genetics, Health, and Disease Minisymposium, NIH, Bethesda, MD, Dec 1998 (poster).

Director-Myska, A.; Pogozelski, W.K.; Hamel, C.J. and Blakely, W.F. Mitochondrial DNA Damage: Development of a Quantitative Assay for Large Deletions, 46th Annual Meeting of the Radiation Research Society, Louisville, KY, April 1998 (poster).

Pogozelski, W.K.; Xapsos, M.A. and Blakley, W.F. Measurement of DNA Damage from Multiply Damaged Sites Induced by 60Co Gamma Rays and AFRRI Fission Neutrons, 45th Annual Meeting of the Radiation Research Society, Providence, RI, 1997 (poster).

Pogozelski, W.K.; Xapsos, M.A. and Blakely, W.F. Multiply Damaged Sites Induced by 60Co Gamma Rays and AFRRI Fission Neutrons - Quantitative Assessment, Annual Meeting of the Oxygen Club of Greater Washington, June, 1997 (talk).

Pogozelski, W.K.; Horne, G. and Blakley,W.F. Can the 5-kb "Common Deletion" Be Used to Measure Radiation Damage? 44th Annual Meeting of the Radiation Research Society, Chicago, IL, April 1996 (talk).

Pogozelski, W.K.; Xapsos, M.A. and Blakely, W.F. DNA Radiolysis by Fission Neutrons, 10th International Congress on Radiation Research, Würzburg, Germany, 1995 (poster).

Kolanko, C.J.; Pogozelski, W.K.; Xapsos, M.A. and Blakely, W.F. DNA Strand Breaks by High-and Low- LET in a High Scavenging Environment, 10th International Congress on Radiation Research, Würzburg, Germany, 1995 (poster presented by C.J. Kolanko).

Pogozelski, W.K. and Tullius, T.D. Comparison of DNA Cleavage Products by Gamma Radiolysis and the Fenton/Udenfriend Reaction, 43rd Annual Meeting of the Radiation Research Society San Jose, CA, 1995 (poster).

Pogozelski, W.K.; McNeese, T.J. and Tullius, T.D. The Hydroxyl Radical Abstracts 4'- and 5'-Deoxyribose Hydrogens to Cleave DNA, 8th Conversation in Biomolecular Stereodynamics, Albany, NY, 1993 (poster).

Pogozelski, W.K., Tullius, T.D. Mechanisms of DNA Cleavage by the Hydroxyl Radical to the Institute of Biophysical Research on Macromolecular Assembly Annual Spring Retreat, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. June 1993 (talk)


UNDERGRADUATE PRESENATIONS - National, Regional and Local

S. Vrooman and W.K. Pogozelski, Radiation Effects of Levels of Total Mitochondrial DNA and DNA Bearing the 4977-bp Common Deletion in a Pearson's Syndrome Pedigree (poster), Experimental Biology, 2008.

C.Waters, A.J. Macula and W.K. Pogozelski, A DNA Combinatorial Library of 258 Strand Combinations for DNA Computing, (poster)Experimental Biology 2008.

C. Schiano, C. Waters. W.K. Pogozelski, and A. Macula, Creation of Combinatorial DNA Libraries for DNA Computing, Experimental Biology 2007, Washington, DC, 2007.

L. Wood, A. Ray, A.J. Macula, W.K. Pogozelski, Detection of Cross-Hybridization in Large Pools of DNA Using SYBR Green I, Experimental Biology 2007, Washington, DC, 2007.

M.M. Miller, J.L.Gucwa, R.O'Donnell,W.K. Pogozelski, A Radiation Dose-Dependent Increase in the 4977-bp Common Deletion in Mitochondrial DNA in Respiration-Deficient Pearson's Syndrome Lymphoblasts, Experimental Biology 2007, Washington, DC, 2007. (poster)

C. Schiano, C. Waters. W.K. Pogozelski, and A. Macula, Creation of Combinatorial DNA Libraries for DNA Computing, Joint Mathematical Meetings (AMA and MMA) New Orleans, 2007.

L. Wood, A. Ray, A.J. Macula, W.K. Pogozelski, Detection of Cross-Hybridization in Large Pools of DNA Using SYBR Green I, Joint Mathematical Meetings (AMA and MMA) , 2007.

Arpaia, N., Gucwa, J., Miller, M., Rummel, S., O'Donnell, R. and Pogozelski, W.K., Induction of a Mitochondrial DNA Deletion by Gamma Radiation, American Chemical Society Undergraduate Research Symposium, Brockport, NY, April 2006.

Priore, S., Schiano, C., Macula, A., and Pogozelski, W.K., Molecular Computation: A DNA-based Model for Solving Mathematical Problems, Undergraduate Research in Biomathematics Symposium, Geneseo, NY, April 2006.

Nimmo, K., Wood, L., Pogozelski, W.K. and Macaula, A., Detection of Mispaired Oligonucleotides Using SYBR Green I Fluorescence, Undergraduate Research in Biomathematics Symposium, Geneseo, NY, April 2006.

Arpaia, N., Rummel, S., O'Donnell, R. and Pogozelski, W.K., Induction of the Common Mitochondrial Deletion by Ionizing Radiation, University of Maryland Baltimore County Undergraduate Research Symposium, October 2005.

Rummel, S., Priore, S., Macula A. and Pogozelski, W. DNA Computing Studies, University of Maryland Baltimore County Undergraduate Research Symposium, October 2005.

Priore, S., Macula, A. and Pogozelski, W. DNA Computing Studies, American Chemical Society Undergraduate Research Symposium, Rochester, NY May 2005.

Palel, J., Senfield, J., O'Donnell, R. and Pogozelski, W. Measurement of the Common Deletion in Mitochondrial DNA from Pearson's Syndrome Lymphoblasts as a Function of Gamma Radiation Dose, UMBC Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences, Baltimore, MD, October 2004.

Bernard, M., Macula, A. and Pogozelski, W.K. Exploring Hybridization for a DNA-Based Computing System, Council on Undergraduate Research Posters on the Hill, Washington, DC, 2004 and Undergraduate Scholars Symposium, Geneseo, NY, 2004.

Senfield, J., O'Donnell, R. and Pogozelski, W.K., Detection and measurement of Radiation-Induced Common Deletion in Pearson's Syndrome Cells, Undergraduate Scholars Symposium, Geneseo, NY, April 2004.

Raines, S., Padalino, S. and Pogozelski, W.K. Analysis of DNA Irradiated with Fusion Neutrons, Undergraduate Science and Math Symposium, Geneseo, NY April 2003.

Carney, J. and Pogozelski, W. Analysis of the Common Mitochondrial DNA Deletion in Irradiated Ataxia-Telangiectasia Cell Lines, American Chemical Society Undergraduate Research Symposium, Brockport, NY, April 2003.

Lipa, B. and Pogozelski, W.K. Real-time PCR Quantification of nuclear and mitochondrial DNA in cell lines derived from a family with elevated levels of the common deletion, 4th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, October 2002.

Griffith, C.C., Chapman, T.J., Woeller, C.F. and Pogozelski, W.K. Detection of Mitochondrial DNA Mutations in Human Bloom Syndrome, 4th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, October 2001.

Chapman, T.J., Griffith, C.C. and Pogozelski, W.K. Investigation of a Relationship between Radiation Dosage and Mitochondrial DNA Deletions in Human Lymphoblast Cells, 4th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, October 2001.

DeGaetano, D., Rustay, J. and Pogozelski, W. Isolation of Mitochondrial DNA from a Human Fibroblast Cell Line - Investigation of New Methods. 4th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, October 2001.

Woeller, C., Griffith, C. and Pogozelski, W. Analysis of Large-Scale Deletions in Mitochondrial DNA, 18th Undergraduate Science and Math Symposium, Geneseo, NY April 2001. ]

Woeller, C., Griffith, C. and Pogozelski, W. LX-PCR to Investigate Deletions in Mitochondrial DNA, American Chemical Society Undergraduate Research Symposium, Rochester, NY April 2001.

Rustay, J., DeGaetano, D. and Pogozelski, W. Purification of Mitochondrial DNA from Fibroblasts Isolated from an Individual with Pearson's Syndrome, 18th Undergraduate Science and Math Symposium, Geneseo, NY April 2001.

Rustay, J., DeGaetano, D. and Pogozelski, W. Isolation of Mitochondrial DNA from Fibroblat Cells, American Chemical Society Undergraduate Research Sympoisum, Rochester, NY April 2001.

Julian, S. and Lipa, B. Studies of DNA Scission by Cu(I)Phenanthroline, 18th Undergraduate Science and Math Symposium, Geneseo, NY April 2001.

Julian, S. and Lipa, B. Cu(I)Phenthroline-Induced DNA Scission, American Chemical Society Undergraduate Research Symposium, Rochester, NY April 2001.

Woeller, C.F. and Pogozelski, W.K. Determination of Mitochondrial DNA Copy Number in Cellular Samples, 3rd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Catonsville, MD October 2000.

LaMar, J. and Pogozelski, W.K., Use of "Long PCR" to Amplify the Mitochondrial Genome, Undergraduate Science and Math Symposium, Geneseo, NY April 20,2000

Popescu, G. and Pogozelski, W.K., Study of DNA Modified by Cu(I)Phenanthroline, Undergraduate Science and Math Symposium, Geneseo, NY April 20,2000.

Wilson, A., Woeller, C. and Pogozelski, W.K. A Potential Aging-Related Gene, Undergraduate Science and Math Symposium, Geneseo, NY April 20,2000.

Wilson, A. and Pogozelski, W.K., Is an Enzyme Responsible for Mitochondrial DNA Deletions? 8th Faculty-Student Poster Session, Geneseo, NY, October 1999.

Woeller, C. and Pogozelski, W.K., Determination of Mitochondria Copy Number, 8th Faculty-Student Poster Session, Geneseo, NY, October 1999.

Popescu, G.; Padallino, S. and Pogozelski, W.K. Effect of Alpha Particles from the Geneseo Pu-Be "Howitzer" Source on Supercoiled DNA, 8th Student-Faculty Poster Session, Geneseo, NY, October 1999.

Thoman, J.; Jorgenssen, T. Blakely, W. and Pogozelski, W.K. Detection of the 5-kb "Common Deletion" in Mitochondrial DNA Derived from Patients with Ataxia-Telangiectasia, 8th Student-Faculty Poster Session, Geneseo, NY October 1999.

Thoman, J. and Pogozelski, W.K. Using the Long Polymerase Chain Reaction to Identify Large-Scale Deletions in Mitochondrial DNA, American Chemical Society Undergraduate Research Symposium, Rochester Section, April 1999.

Francy, J. and Pogozelski, W.K., Detection and Quantification of the 5-kb "Common Deletion in Bloom's and Pearson's Syndrome Cells, American Chemical Society, Undergraduate Research Symposium, Rochester Section, April 1999.

Pilskalns, B. and Pogozelski, W.K. Quantification of the 5-kb "Common Deletion" Using the TaqMan Assay, 7th Student-Faculty Poster Session, Geneseo, NY, 1998.

Marcell, K.; Schneider, J.; Comanducci, R.; Francy, J. and Pogozelski, W.K. Measurement of the 5-kb "Common Deletion" in Bloom's and Normal Cells, 6th Annual Student-Faculty Poster Session, Geneseo, NY, 1997.

K. Marcell and W.K. Pogozelski, Detection of Wild-type mtDNA Using the 5'-Fluorigenic (Taqman) PCR Assay, 6th Annual Student-Faculty Poster Session, Geneseo, NY, 1997.

INVITED SEMINARS

Experiences and Expectations for Women in Science, University of Rochester Graduate Women in Science Group, May 2008.

Experiences and Expectations for Women in Science, SUNY Geneseo Women's Studies class, March 2008.

Mysteries of Mitochondrial DNA to the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Rochester, NY, March 2007.

Real-time PCR Studies of Mitochondrial DNA to the Department of Chemistry, SUNY Binghamton, September 2002.

Advice to the Sorcerer's Apprentice, Keynote Address, 18th Annual Undergraduate Science and Math Symposium, Geneseo, NY, April 2001.

Methods of Mitochondrial DNA Analysis for Radiation Dose Studies to the University of Rochester School of Medicine, March 2001.

Development of Techniques to Quantify Large-Scale Deletions in Mitochondrial DNA to the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Rochester, June, 1999.

DNA Damage by Gamma Rays and Fission Neutrons: A Strand Break Study to the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, June 13, 1997.

Mitochondrial DNA Deletions as a Function of Oxidative Stress to the Department of Biology, SUNY Geneseo, Feb. 14, 1997.

DNA Damage by Gamma Rays and Fission Neutrons: A Strand Break Study to the Department of Biophysics, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, October 28, 1996.

Mechanisms of Hydroxyl Radical-Induced DNA Damage to the Oxygen Club of Greater Washington and National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, Nov. 5, 1994.

Mechanisms of Hydroxyl Radical-Induced DNA Damage to the University of Maryland Cancer Institute, Baltimore, MD, May 1994.